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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: December 22, 2015, 11:47 AM »
#2 - Who is the Republic and why are they different from the Resistance?  Does the Republic publicly recognize the First Order's sovereignty due to some kind of truce and have to fight them more in secret? 

I saw this on Yakface's twitter feed...  good summary.  I also heard the novelization has a bit more about the New Republic and it's homeworld that was obliterated by the Starkiller blast.

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Jungle/Space/Snow/Desert Line
« on: December 22, 2015, 11:00 AM »
So do we know what wave 3 is going to be yet?

Nope. :(

I was hoping that EE/BBTS would be able to put up case assortments after the movie opened, but it sounds like they can't yet. 

Here's my top ten (yes, I know that many of these are probably coming, but I always vote what I want until I see it at TF/SDCC ;)). 

SA preferred, but we all know most of these will end up 5POA only.  :-\

1. Lor San Tekka
2. Bala-Tik (Guavian Death Gang)
3. Tassu Leech (Kanjiklub)
4. Razoo Qin-Fee (Kanjiklub)
5. Maz Kanata
6. General Leia Organa (Resistance)
7. Admiral Statura (aka Miles from LOST)
8. Han Solo (Starkiller Base)
9. Kylo Ren (Helmet Off)
10. Luke Skywalker (Self-Exiled Lonely Jedi Hermit)

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: December 21, 2015, 02:34 PM »
Pretty sure I saw Poe take the jacket off as soon as he got in the TIE Fighter.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: December 21, 2015, 11:38 AM »
Where is our Maz figure?

Stuck in Disney's Mystery Box rules.  She's in there along with our helmetless Kylo figure, our General Leia figure, our Lost Jedi Luke figure, etc, etc.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: December 21, 2015, 10:45 AM »
Still interested in how Maz wound up with Anakin/Luke's lightsaber.

I have so many questions I am looking forward to getting answered...

- how does Max Van Sydow's character fit into Luke/Kylo/Jedi world?

- what happened to Rey in the years before she was dropped on Jakku (I'm guessing she was a padawan at Luke's academy, maybe the sole survivor of Kylo's betrayal)

- how did Maz get the lightsaber?

- what did they film that we didn't see (deleted scenes, stuff that was cut, etc)?

- How/when did Kylo get Vader's helmet/ashes?

- Luke's academy/failure/exile

And so many more...  I see so many complaints about the "plot holes" in the movie.  What some people see as "plot holes", I just assumed were opportunities for future books and movies! :P

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: December 18, 2015, 11:15 AM »
Oh - also - so this is the first SW movie without a limb being severed or an injury along those lines, right?

There was some debate in my theater - some thought Rey lopped off Kylo's hand, some thought it was just his face that got whacked... I honestly couldn't tell for sure.  Was going to watch that more carefully on the second viewing.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: December 18, 2015, 10:15 AM »
Snoke was awful, maybe it was the CGI or the fact that he was literally a 50 foot hologram, but I would peg him as one of the worst villains in Star Wars.

In fairness, Palpatine was pretty lame in 4/5 too.  Snoke was pretty much Palps in ESB = Large/oversized, creepy hologram bossing around the bad guy; badgering bad guy about Skywalker.  Hoping Episode 8 and 9 fills in a little more to explain how/why he's a new Sith leader.  Maybe a lost Palps apprentice or something...

The Guavians looked cool as hell. I kept wondering if the Asian guy was the dude from The Raid.

That Kanjiklub gang was totally the guys from The Raid.  Was hoping they have more to do than just show up, but fun cameo thanks to JJ.

Yes!  Hasn't Matt Parkman had either a real role or a cameo in every single JJ Abrams TV show and movie?

Pretty much... being pals with JJ gets him lots of jobs, and in this case, he gets an action figure too.

- Pretty sure Rey is Rey Skywalker - that flashback (and her crazy force powers) seemed to confirm it for me. I'm surprised anyone is debating it.

All signs point to it, but you'll still get folks assuming/arguing it's red herring.  I'm sure someone will want her to be Rey Kenobi somehow.  And if it is true she's a Skywalker too, there is still lots to debate... like the giant "who is Rey's mom" question.

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Jungle/Space/Snow/Desert Line
« on: December 18, 2015, 01:15 AM »
Has anyone else heard about a January 14th date for the remainder of the line?

I've heard 12/18, 12/19, 12/25, 1/1, and now 1/14. :P

It's clear they are trying to hold some stuff until the movie's out... but "out" can mean a day or a week or a month I guess.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: December 18, 2015, 01:11 AM »
Hugs to Jeff.  He'll need them, I'm sure.

Sorry Jeff :(

Dammit.   :'(

I had stayed 99% spoiler-free (saw the "Resistance Outfit" Rey figure - while that was a spoiler, it wasn't wholly unexpected I guess).

The Ben/Ren stuff though.  Oof.  Same here - total silence in the theater during that catwalk scene.  Then, gut punch.   :'(

Excuse me while I go process this movie and smash my ******* piece of **** ******bag Kylo Ren action figure repeatedly with a hammer.   >:(

...OK, back now.

Good points Scotty - MVS seemed to be someone with Alderaanian history... maybe Jedi history too or something.  Hope we learn more about him, why he had the missing piece of the map, etc.

Also, Rey - kinda glad they didn't spill all the beans on her and saved some stuff...  technically her mom and dad and the rest of her family are still a bit of a debate.  There are clues and things that point in certain directions, but open enough to leave you wondering for the next 18 months.

Starkiller base was crazy - it was like the DS rescue, the DS bombing runs, Endor bunker raid, and so much more combo'd into one thing.  So much OT recycled into the plot for nostalgia beats, but it was so awesome I don't really care.

Going to go let it sink in and am already looking forward to seeing it again on Saturday morning with my boys.  ;D

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILER FREE)
« on: December 18, 2015, 12:53 AM »
No fart jokes!  A+++++++++++

The Force Awakens / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« on: December 15, 2015, 12:11 PM »
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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Enjoy The Next Few Days
« on: December 15, 2015, 10:53 AM »
Enjoy it all...suck it all in, this is all distraction from the mundane scary world we all live in, full of illness and hate.  May the force be with you all, always!

Well said.  My life has changed a ton in the last 10 years, really looking forward to taking my three boys to see the movie this weekend!  :)

Watto's Junk Yard / Hasbro Tries to Create Their Own Movie Universe
« on: December 15, 2015, 10:52 AM »
Under a new deal between the studio [Paramount] and Hasbro's Allspark Pictures, G.I. Joe will join up with characters from the Micronauts, Visionairies, M.A.S.K. and ROM brands

This sounds interesting.... but at the same time, it could be pretty lame based on some of the other Hasbro movies we've seen.

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: December 15, 2015, 10:15 AM »
I have no idea if this is the right thread, as I have no idea what they are called these days (is it just 3.75" Legends?) - anyway, Hasbro Pulse is slowly revealing a new wave this week...  first to be revealed is a nifty looking Hydro-Man.

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